The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) line includes everything you want to build upscale PC games: GPU, Motherboard, Keyboard and Mouse, Sound Card, Headset, and now Monitor. Asus Rog Swift Monitor PG278Q is a 27 “WQHD screen with a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz and NVIDIA G-SYNC.Combining these two technologies provides smooth, non-wavy picture potential if the frame rate occurs at a demotive demotion.
My previous demonstration of G-SYNC involves displays that fall below the 60Hz refresh rate. Even when it crashed to 40-45fps, the G-SYNC display managed to stay smoother when compared to a standard 60Hz screen. With a 144Hz screen, G-SYNC allows you to run at this very fast refresh rate without stuttering or stuttering if your refresh rate drops below it. You may have GPU power to run at 144Hz most of the time, but if you experience a slowdown during a certain circuit ASUS ROG will still perform as smoothly as before.
ASUS ROG ergonomically offers a very well designed experience. The screen has great alignment, slope, swivel and pivot adjustments. Because this is a TN panel and tends to change color as you move beyond the axis, being able to set it to perfect even with your eyesight is a very good thing. There is a pair of USB 3.0 ports at the bottom of the back panel, great for the keyboard or mouse, but no one side to give easy access to flash drives and other accessories.
The worst ergonomic feature of ASUS ROG is that it uses an external supply brick. The outer bricks are compact compared to others that have been skipped, but there are still cables and other devices that have to deal with the desktop.
The On-Screen display for ASUS ROG is nice though not prime. It offers quick access to some items, such as a refresh rate, but thus it uses icons on the screen. Since the button is on the back of the monitor, unless your face is parallel to the bottom (unlikely) bezel, it is difficult to determine which button is correct. If the button on the front of this will work fine, but I find myself always pressing the wrong choice. Just go to the main menu and select an existing item faster.
The main menu is controlled by a 4-way joystick on the back of the screen. It’s nice and easy to use, and lets you get around the menu quickly. The layout is a nice three-column variation that lets you see the submenu you’re on without having to navigate along the way out, which is nice. The menu system has gone a long way since I started reviewing the monitor and ASUS will beat anything I saw four years ago.